If the Boston Marathon has had an iconic image over the years, it was Dick Hoyt pushing his son Rick in a wheelchair along the way.
Rick Hoyt, a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, is passionate about the sport, and the father and son completed more than 1,000 races, including the Boston Marathon, nearly every year from 1980 to 2014.
Rick Hoyt said, “When my father and I run out, we form a special bond.” The New York Times in 2009 With the help of computer voice program.
After his father’s retirement from racing, Rick continued to compete, pushed by others. Dick Hoyt’s March 80. died on.
Now 59-year-old Rick has also announced his retirement. Family members told The MetroWest Daily News That he now lives in an assisted living facility and cannot travel long enough to travel and complete the marathon. Rick said Recorded statement to The Boston Globe That he has repeatedly had pneumonia. “I’ll do shorter races when appropriate,” he said.
Dick’s grandson and Rick’s nephew Troy Hoyt ran a marathon in honor of his late grandfather on Monday.
will race Present an award in honor of Dick and Rick Hoyto This year to “someone who demonstrates the spirit of Team Hoyt’s legacy.” there is also a bronze statue The pair near the starting line of the Boston Marathon. “Yes you can!” The plaque reads.